The table below looks at the statistics for SMTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SMTP over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
Rank 495 432 435
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +3
Contract jobs citing SMTP 134 150 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.58% 2.11% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 86 79
Average daily rate
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£350 £373 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £293 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £513 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £14.87 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
-60.09% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8504 7122 8560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.52% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4798 3887 4044
Average daily rate £365 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 442 639
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

SMTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SMTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

SMTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SMTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SMTP within the UK.

SMTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SMTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SMTP within the UK over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -46 127 £350 -6.04% 45
South East +7 60 £315 -16.00% 13
Hampshire +23 47 £315 - 4
London -29 41 £375 -1.57% 11
City of London +9 9 £365 - 4
Berkshire -3 8 £238 +53.22% 2
West Midlands -17 8 £300 - 2
Edinburgh +5 6 £240 -
Scotland -2 6 £240 -
East of England -23 6 £285 - 3
Reading +8 5 £250 +61.29%
Cambridge - 5 £285 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £285 - 2
South West - 5 £375 - 7
Yorkshire -2 4 £290 +16.00% 3
Surrey -7 4 £475 +31.03% 4
Gloucestershire - 4 £375 - 7
North West -15 3 £190 -40.62% 5
South Yorkshire - 3 £290 - 1
Sheffield - 3 £290 - 1
Cheshire +3 2 £190 -39.68%
Leeds -4 1 - - 1
Slough -5 1 £225 -
Merseyside -5 1 - - 1
Croydon -8 1 £375 +28.20%
Buckinghamshire -9 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire -10 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire -27 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 £375 -
Wiltshire - 1 £375 -

SMTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP.

1 100 (42.55%) Microsoft
2 94 (40.00%) DNS
3 84 (35.74%) Windows
4 83 (35.32%) MS Exchange
5 76 (32.34%) Perl
6 69 (29.36%) HTTP
7 67 (28.51%) Security Cleared
8 58 (24.68%) UNIX
9 57 (24.26%) Linux
10 50 (21.28%) Active Directory
10 50 (21.28%) Internet
11 48 (20.43%) VMware
12 47 (20.00%) Firewall
12 47 (20.00%) TCP/IP
13 41 (17.45%) SC Cleared
14 40 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
15 39 (16.60%) LDAP
15 39 (16.60%) Oracle
16 38 (16.17%) FTP
16 38 (16.17%) SSL
17 37 (15.74%) X.400
17 37 (15.74%) IIS
18 36 (15.32%) MS Excel
18 36 (15.32%) Cisco
19 34 (14.47%) X.500
20 33 (14.04%) Migration
20 33 (14.04%) ITIL
21 31 (13.19%) PowerShell
21 31 (13.19%) F5
22 30 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure

SMTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SMTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SMTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 83 (35.32%) MS Exchange
2 37 (15.74%) IIS
3 24 (10.21%) Apache
3 24 (10.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (8.94%) SharePoint
5 19 (8.09%) IBM Notes
6 16 (6.81%) WebSphere
7 15 (6.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (5.11%) Lotus Domino
8 12 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (4.68%) WebLogic
10 10 (4.26%) Tomcat
11 7 (2.98%) CICS
11 7 (2.98%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (2.55%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (2.55%) JBoss
13 5 (2.13%) Lync
14 4 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 36 (15.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.98%) MS Office
3 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.40%) Office 365
2 3 (1.28%) GitHub
3 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
3 2 (0.85%) PaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 94 (40.00%) DNS
2 69 (29.36%) HTTP
3 50 (21.28%) Internet
4 47 (20.00%) Firewall
4 47 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 39 (16.60%) LDAP
6 38 (16.17%) FTP
6 38 (16.17%) SSL
7 37 (15.74%) X.400
8 34 (14.47%) X.500
9 22 (9.36%) WAN
9 22 (9.36%) IMAP
10 19 (8.09%) LAN
11 18 (7.66%) SAN
12 16 (6.81%) BIG-IP
13 15 (6.38%) SSH
13 15 (6.38%) SNMP
13 15 (6.38%) VPN
14 10 (4.26%) DHCP
14 10 (4.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.53%) MySQL
3 7 (2.98%) DB2
4 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.28%) Crystal Enterprise
6 3 (1.28%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.85%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.43%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.43%) Redis
8 1 (0.43%) Big Data
8 1 (0.43%) IDOL
8 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Subversion
1 4 (1.70%) Redmine
2 3 (1.28%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.43%) MSI
4 1 (0.43%) Ant
4 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.43%) Maven
4 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.43%) Trac
General
1 29 (12.34%) Finance
2 18 (7.66%) Banking
3 16 (6.81%) Military
4 15 (6.38%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.13%) Publishing
6 4 (1.70%) Retail
6 4 (1.70%) Back Office
7 3 (1.28%) Billing
8 2 (0.85%) Marketing
8 2 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.85%) Legal
8 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.43%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 44 (18.72%) Administrator
2 38 (16.17%) Developer
3 32 (13.62%) Systems Administrator
4 26 (11.06%) Messaging Engineer
5 22 (9.36%) Analyst
6 21 (8.94%) Linux Administrator
7 17 (7.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 11 (4.68%) Consultant
9 10 (4.26%) Network Engineer
9 10 (4.26%) Messaging Analyst
10 9 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (3.83%) Architect
10 9 (3.83%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 7 (2.98%) Perl Developer
11 7 (2.98%) Python Developer
12 6 (2.55%) Build Engineer
12 6 (2.55%) Technical Analyst
13 5 (2.13%) UNIX Administrator
13 5 (2.13%) Senior Developer
13 5 (2.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.36%) HTML
2 21 (8.94%) CSS
2 21 (8.94%) HTML5
3 20 (8.51%) CSS3
3 20 (8.51%) jQuery
4 17 (7.23%) OpenID
4 17 (7.23%) OAuth
5 11 (4.68%) .NET
5 11 (4.68%) XML
6 7 (2.98%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (2.98%) Web Services
7 6 (2.55%) SOAP
8 5 (2.13%) CPAN
8 5 (2.13%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (1.70%) Middleware
10 3 (1.28%) LAMP
10 3 (1.28%) XSLT
10 3 (1.28%) ODBC
10 3 (1.28%) WCF
10 3 (1.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.94%) Open Source
2 20 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 14 (5.96%) Blackberry
5 12 (5.11%) Clustering
6 11 (4.68%) Replication
6 11 (4.68%) Computer Science
7 10 (4.26%) PKI
8 7 (2.98%) IBM Mainframe
8 7 (2.98%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.70%) Statistics
10 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.85%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.85%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.85%) Life Science
12 1 (0.43%) CMDB
12 1 (0.43%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.43%) Applied Mathematics
12 1 (0.43%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 84 (35.74%) Windows
2 58 (24.68%) UNIX
3 57 (24.26%) Linux
4 40 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.11%) Solaris
8 9 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.98%) CentOS
10 5 (2.13%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.13%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.28%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.85%) Debian
13 1 (0.43%) SUSE
13 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.43%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (14.04%) ITIL
1 33 (14.04%) Migration
2 14 (5.96%) Load Balancing
3 13 (5.53%) Integration Testing
3 13 (5.53%) Mentoring
4 10 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (3.83%) CRM
5 9 (3.83%) Unit Testing
5 9 (3.83%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (3.40%) Validation
7 7 (2.98%) Change Management
7 7 (2.98%) Email Migration
7 7 (2.98%) Kalman Filter
7 7 (2.98%) Waterfall
8 6 (2.55%) Line Management
8 6 (2.55%) Workflow
9 5 (2.13%) TDD
9 5 (2.13%) OO
9 5 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (2.13%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 76 (32.34%) Perl
2 31 (13.19%) PowerShell
3 29 (12.34%) SQL
4 22 (9.36%) PHP
5 20 (8.51%) Python
6 17 (7.23%) Tcl
7 15 (6.38%) Shell Script
8 14 (5.96%) Bash Shell
9 13 (5.53%) VBScript
9 13 (5.53%) C
10 12 (5.11%) Java
11 7 (2.98%) JavaScript
11 7 (2.98%) Ruby
11 7 (2.98%) REXX
12 6 (2.55%) C++
13 4 (1.70%) C#
14 2 (0.85%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.85%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.85%) XPath
14 2 (0.85%) Lua
Qualifications
1 67 (28.51%) Security Cleared
2 41 (17.45%) SC Cleared
3 27 (11.49%) DV Cleared
4 24 (10.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (8.94%) Degree
5 21 (8.94%) MCSE
6 16 (6.81%) MCP
7 13 (5.53%) CCENT
7 13 (5.53%) LPIC
8 4 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.28%) CCNP
10 2 (0.85%) MCTS
10 2 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.85%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 1 (0.43%) NCDA
11 1 (0.43%) NCIE
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.68%) QA
2 9 (3.83%) SLA
3 3 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.28%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 50 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 30 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (9.79%) Squid
4 22 (9.36%) Sendmail
5 17 (7.23%) Forefront TMG
6 16 (6.81%) qmail
7 9 (3.83%) NFS
8 8 (3.40%) Terminal Services
9 7 (2.98%) RACF
9 7 (2.98%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.13%) Hyper-V
10 5 (2.13%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.70%) Postfix
11 4 (1.70%) ProxySG
12 3 (1.28%) Xen
12 3 (1.28%) vSphere
13 2 (0.85%) KVM
13 2 (0.85%) UAG
13 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.85%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (7.23%) ARCserve
1 17 (7.23%) OpenSSO
2 14 (5.96%) Zenoss
3 11 (4.68%) HP SIM
4 10 (4.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (3.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (2.98%) Nagios
6 7 (2.98%) OMEGAMON
7 6 (2.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (1.70%) SCOM
8 4 (1.70%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.70%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (1.28%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (1.28%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.85%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.85%) Cacti
10 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.43%) YUM
11 1 (0.43%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 100 (42.55%) Microsoft
2 48 (20.43%) VMware
3 39 (16.60%) Oracle
4 36 (15.32%) Cisco
5 31 (13.19%) F5
6 24 (10.21%) Juniper
7 22 (9.36%) Lotus
8 19 (8.09%) Red Hat
9 18 (7.66%) CA
9 18 (7.66%) HP
10 17 (7.23%) Citrix
11 15 (6.38%) Clearswift
12 13 (5.53%) NetApp
12 13 (5.53%) IBM
13 10 (4.26%) CheckPoint
13 10 (4.26%) Symantec
14 9 (3.83%) MobileIron
15 7 (2.98%) Blue Coat
16 6 (2.55%) 3PAR
16 6 (2.55%) McAfee
London
EDT Global
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Hook
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £370.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
CFOA
Rate: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term
Posted: 21 days ago
Cambridge
The People Network
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Sheffield
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Excellent benifits
Posted: 26 days ago